The Slot Machine series, with the fluid line and endearing forms of her emblematic drawing style, brings her unique visual vocabulary to the front in pure black, layered on to a deceptively simple ground of creamy white and green grey inks. The appearance is one of a black & white print, but in actuality there are four colors of ink used to achieve the calligraphic sequence and restrained ground. The deep black forms line up in a grid, a central organizing structure for much of her work, but here they also read as the random spinning symbols of a slot machine. Humor and word play permeates her work, as an inclusive gesture to the viewer, a way of drawing one in for a closer read.
Pollard is the recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation grant for painters and sculptors, a Roswell Artist in Residence Program fellowship, and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant. She lives and works in Albuquerque, New Mexico.